Laura Melnicoff·9 min read
I didn’t bring it up with him directly, but I spoke to others about my concerns about his beard. The lack thereof. I was afraid that it meant that he accepted the army’s dress standards over our religious ones, allowing a foreign body to dictate his religious choices. My point of reference for that was my having given up playing music on Shabbos, despite that being antithetical to the standards of practicing and performing in the music world. Did that therefore mean that we didn’t share some important values, ones that would affect our relationship in the long term?
Andrea Grinberg·6 min read
Seven years later I could tell you that I’ve found the same venue for joy within observant Judaism, but I haven’t.
Shlomo Gaisin·2 min read
Shlomo Gaisin of Zusha shares a beautiful niggun and soulful essay in his debut post on Hevria.
Zeke Finn·1 min read
Zeke Finn bares his soul to the world as he joins the Hevria community and shares his new song: "Change".
Stephanie Wellen Levine·6 min read
That’s me: a death-obsessed, fearful, life-loving, food-savoring soul who can barely function in this space-filled world. Somehow, I manage to have great adventures.
Lela Casey·4 min read
Who are "my people"?
Chaya Serraf·9 min read
That was my life now. Blank. I was diving into the scary unknown and for the first time in my life I was not going to have a say on my future. So I deflated my ego down to 6 words.
Rivka Nehorai·3 min read
Rivka Nehorai, writer, painter, and artist, weaves her passion for her multiple expressions of self into her first post for Hevria.
Rocky And The Goldstein·1 min read
Yerachmeil Goldstein, aka Rocky and the Goldstein, welcomes himself as the first "musical blogger" on Hevria with the debut of his song "Our Journey".
Ahava Emunah Lange·9 min read
I suited up in my protective camouflage and allowed myself to fly away into the spiritual arms of God. I swore...